Short Suite for Piano

This was an – ahem – short suite written for solo piano a wile back. It sat in a file folder for – well, let’s just say a REALLY LONG TIME, I revisited it, revamped quite a bit of it, and here it is seeing the light of day for the first time.

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Short Suite, by Tom Rule [ASCAP]

A challenging yet accessible piano piece that is interesting and very rhythmic. Don’t let all of the meters scare you – it is easier to figure out than you’d think at first glance!

The first movement – No Toe Tapping – opens with a little motive, then plays around with it in an effort to frustrate anyone tapping their toes in the audience. [Yes, that’s a tip ‘o the hat to Dave Brubeck’s “Unsquare Dance”].

No. 2: Surprisingly Calm – has some interesting and thick sounds. Don’t be afraid to take it slow and easy and make it as rubato as you like.

The third movement – Over-Caffeinated – starts with a tri-tone, just because it sounds interesting and a bit jarring. The Right and Left hands argue for quite a while. It all ends in a major blowout, complete with references to the first two movements, and then the final surprisingly pleasant C major chord is followed by the right hand, which JUST has to get in the last word.

Short Suite for solo piano by Tom Rule {ASCAP]